Official Statements

07 December 2016
Statement by Christopher Gunness, UNRWA Spokesperson UNRWA strongly condemns the armed violence that took place in the Ein El Hilweh Palestine Refugee camp in Lebanon, on 5 December 2016. Armed violence, including the use of firearms, shocked and frightened Palestine refugees in the Bostan Al Qudes area in proximity...
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UN Photo.
07 December 2016
Acting President of the General Assembly H.E. Dr. Mwaba Patricia Kasese-Bota, the Permanent Representative of Zambia to the United Nations, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen , I wish to join the Acting President of the General Assembly in welcoming you to today’s pledging conference for UNRWA. I am grateful for the...
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Michelle Hamers
25 November 2016
UNRWA joins efforts of the rest of the United Nations and the world in affirming that the ultimate goal to eliminate violence against women and girls is possible
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (second from left) addresses the UNRWA Advisory Commission second bi-annual meeting held in Amman. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Michelle Hamers
15 November 2016
Addressing the host governments and donor states’ representatives assembled for the second bi-annual UNRWA Advisory Commission meeting for 2016 held in Amman, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl stresses the need to “put UNRWA on a more stable financial footing”
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14 November 2016
UNRWA strongly condemns the killing of one of its staff members, Mr. Husein Ali Muhsen, 52, and calls on all those involved in the hostilities to abide by their obligations under international law with regard to the conduct of hostilities and the protection of civilians
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